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Esperanza Bicycle Safety Education Center

Esperanza is operated by the City of Albuquerque’s Parks and Recreation Department.


Public Hours

Open Bike Clinic (Starting 3/7/2021)

Tuesdays: 12 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Thursdays: 12 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Sundays: 12 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

By appointment only. Appointment reservations open at 10:00am on the morning of the Clinic. Please call 505-224-6668 to schedule a bike repair time slot.

*Esperanza is always CLOSED on MLK Day, Easter, 4th of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, and New Year's Eve & New Year's Day. 


5600 Esperanza NW

Albuquerque NM 87105

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Contact Information

Phone: 505-224-6668

Email: [email protected]


Our focus is on bicycle education, with the goal of increasing the safety, self-sufficiency, and comfort of recreational, fitness, and utility riders alike.

To meet our goal, Esperanza provides classes and programs of varied types and topics, including bicycle safety, road use and traffic law, mechanics, and riding skills.

Esperanza accepts donations of bikes, bike parts, and other bicycle related items from the community. Donated bikes are refurbished and used in our many programs.

There are several ways that someone needing a bike can earn a bike to fit their transportation needs or get their existing bike back into serviceable condition.

Pop-Up Bike Clinics

Esperanza is now hosting Pop-up Bike Clinics around Albuquerque. Find the Esperanza folks at each location by looking for the Yellow Tent. All clinics are dependent on the weather.






9/1/2023 Friday Robinson Park 10am-2pm 810 Copper Ave NW
9/16/2023 Saturday Lomas Tramway Public Library 10am-2pm 908 Eastridge Dr NE
9/22/2023 Friday South Valley Public Library 10am-2pm 3904 Isleta Blvd SW
9/29/2023 Friday Taylor Ranch Public Library 10am-2pm 5700 Bogart St NW
10/6/2023 Friday Robinson Park 10am-2pm 810 Copper Ave NW
11/3/2023 Friday Albuquerque Center For Peace & Justice 10am-2pm 202 Harvard Drive SE
11/4/2023 Saturday Singing Arrow Community Center 10am-2pm 13200 Wenonah Ave SE
11/17/2023 Friday South Valley Public Library 10am-2pm 3904 Isleta Blvd SW


Donations of bicycles, bike parts, tools, bike clothes, and other bicycle related products are always welcome. All of the bikes used in our programs are refurbished bikes that have been graciously donated to the shop from the community.

Open Bike Clinic

Open Bike Clinic is a scheduled time in which the center is open to the general public. Anyone who attends has use of the shop's workstations, tools and used bicycle parts needed to repair their bike.

All of the spare parts that are available to Open Bike Clinic patrons are donated from cyclists in the community and all of the mechanical work is performed by the bike's owner with instruction from the staff at Esperanza.


Esperanza holds the Earn-a-Bike class each month (except December), and enrolls for the class on the first Monday of each of those months at 10am (unless there is a federal holiday on that Monday, in which case the class signup will be held on the next day at 10am). Once the class is completed, the participant will have earned one of our refurbished bicycles and a new helmet.

There are two ways to enroll for this class:


  • Go to and create and account (or log into your existing one)
  • Click “Search all City of Albuquerque offerings"
  • Type Esperanza into the search field, then click search
  • Select the Earn-a-Bike session for correct month
  • Please remember enrollment will not become available until 10am on the first Monday of the month

By Phone:

  • Call us at 505-224-6668 right at 10am and keep calling until you speak to a person (pretend you're trying to win a radio contest).
  • Do not leave a voicemail! You will only be enrolled if you speak to a live person!
  • Each caller can enroll no more than 3 adults or 2 adults/3 youth.

Virtual Bicycle Tips

Check out these YouTube videos produced by the Esperanza team for some instructions on how to perform some common bicycle repairs:

More information on Bicycling in Albuquerque:

Biking in Albuquerque